St. Gall 1563 thaler Dav-8792

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Sincona sale 1, lot 1901
This specimen was lot 1901 in SINCONA sale 1 (Zurich, June 2011), where it sold for 3000 CHF ($4,176 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SCHWEIZ Sankt Gallen, Stadt Taler 1563. Aufgerichteter Bär nach links. Rv. Gekrönter Doppeladler. Selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. schön. (St. Gall, city thaler of 1563. Obverse: standing bear faces left; reverse: crowned imerial eagle. Rare, especially in this quality, nice very fine to extremely fine.)"

Davenport notes this type for 1563-67.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen 28,65 g.

Catalog reference: HMZ 2-885a. Dav-8792.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]SINCONA AG, Munzen, Medaillen & Banknoten Auktion 1, Zurich, 2011.

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